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noun as in person who owes money

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The CPUC’s communication division made a verbal agreement with the accounting office in 2018 to not record outstanding citations because the debtors may no longer be in business.

Although neither of those companies received money from the federal loan program, the renewed ability of their debtors to repay is probably helping other debt-collection companies, analysts said.

Many debtors — the primary source of revenue for debt-collection agencies — have at least temporarily been in a better position to pay their debts.

The stories exposed how high-interest lenders and medical debt collectors have taken over American courtrooms, using them to funnel debtors to jail over unpaid bills.

A recent study by economists from Dartmouth’s Tuck School of Business and the University of California, San Diego, focused on debtors who, after being sued, agreed to pay in order to avoid garnishment.

But that means that the debtor will be on the hook for somewhere around 25% of the forgiven debt.

Bartleby ends in debtor's prison, where the lawyer visits him and finds him - dead.

Given all that, the chances of the IRS coming after the debtor for income tax on the forgiven debt are exactly zero.

In Europe the principal divide that has opened is among countries, with debtor nations pitted against creditor nations.

They fully understand that American military power cannot survive the United States being a huge debtor nation.

And, 'Whosoever shall swear by the altar, it is nothing; but whosoever shall swear by the gift that is upon it, he is a debtor.'

By submitting to the rite, every one that received circumcision became a debtor to do the whole law.

Likewise a man and a woman who are engaged to be married; and a creditor has an insurable interest in the life of his debtor.

Nor can a debtor compel his creditor to receive one cent and five cent pieces to a greater amount than twenty-five cents.

Does a debtor who turns over a note to his creditor in payment, thereby cancel the debt?


On this page you'll find 13 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to debtor, such as: borrower, defaulter, account, bankrupt, deadbeat, and mortgagor.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.